The Dawson County couple had been inseparable since they met in the mid-1970s. They married in 1978. They had no children. “The Lord spared me the ache and agony of passing this disease on to children,” said Janet, now in her early 60s.
At first, Mark McKee’s symptoms were so quiet they passed unnoticed, but in 2002, about four years after those symptoms began, the couple became aware of the unthinkable.